Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuyu-kusa Ink (50ml Bottle)

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Each 50ml glass bottle is a beautifully crafted container designed with an innovative dip at the bottom to make for easy filling of your fountain pen, when the ink level runs low. Tsuyu-kusa loosely translates from Japanese to Asiatic Dayflower, a shade of blue that is reminiscent of the image of raindrops nestling on its petals.

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Volume - 50ml

Bottle Material - Glass

Color Group - Blue

2 Reviews

Ruth Morrisson Nov 29, 2021

Iroshizuku Tsuyu-kusa

I never understood why this ink didn't get the love that some of the other Iroshizuku inks get. It's a well-behaved, restful color (unlike the other reviewer, I found Asa-Gao to be underwhelming and also, quite frankly, drippy -- as in, write a page and then watch a big blob of ink roll down the nib of the pen I had it in). This ink? I don't have any of the issues I had with Asa-Gao, and it's a restful color that's still dark enough to be legible on the page. The only downsides? It's not remotely water resistant (but then, I don't think any of the Iroshizuku inks are); and it's been discontinued. :-( Just bought a (second) backup bottle because this is one I'd never want to be without. I do like some of the more vibrant inks in this line (Yama-budo, Kon-peki, and Murasaki-shikibu; and Yama-guri is a beautiful color). But there are times when I *don't* want a super bright ink -- and then I reach for Tsuyu-kusa without a second thought.

Todd May 25, 2018

A pale blue

"This may be the first Iroshizuku that I don't really care for. The performance and characteristics are stellar, of course. It's the color: This is a rather weak, unsaturated blue.

My advice: For a beautiful, professional blue ink from Pilot, look for the Iroshizuku Asa Gao (""Morning Glory""). It's superb and just more pleasant on the page.

I should mention that somewhere in between these two is Namiki Blue. A great performer and a bit more lively than the Tsuyu-kusa in my opinion. "

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